Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Mid and South Canterbury, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand

Based on the climate and weather in Mid and South Canterbury, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mid and South Canterbury, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand by month

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January

January in Mid and South Canterbury is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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February

If you are traveling to Mid and South Canterbury in February, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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March

Traveling to Mid and South Canterbury in March, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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April

In April, Mid and South Canterbury is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Mid and South Canterbury, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about half of the time.

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June

If you visit Mid and South Canterbury during June, you may see that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

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July

July in Mid and South Canterbury is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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August

August in Mid and South Canterbury is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

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September

September in Mid and South Canterbury is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

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October

If you visit Mid and South Canterbury during October, you might find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost once in a while.

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November

November here is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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December

December in Mid and South Canterbury is balmy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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Activities for Mid and South Canterbury, New Zealand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mid and South Canterbury.

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